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Final Tables 2007-2008

May 14, 2008

These are the final tables to our fantasy football 2007-2008. Winner of the overall competition is mé féin, Ola who was bottom of the league after 6 weeks and about to pack it in, finished up in a clear second place. Shay who started well, had a very poor second part of the season, but recovered somewhat after Christmas to make his way up third and barely hold onto it from DJ’s hammers who were sitting in mid-table all year, made a desperate bid for glory in March, but couldn’t maintain that form until the end of the year eventually slipping back to fourth.

The last inter-transfer competition was also won by mé féin also (whippeeeeee 🙂 ), but it’s interesting to see how similar that table is to the overall table, even though it’s about one quarter of the whole season.

And as for the prize-giving photo’s. I’ll have to leave them to Dan or whoever decides they want to make a submission.

11 May 08 Overall Leaderboard
Position (change) Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
1 (-) Mikes Magicians 1224 43 361
2 (-) Ola’s Eagles 1136 37 336
3 (-) Shaybees 1073 30 310
4 (-) Hammer XI 1071 35 329
5 (+1) Dans Macs 1058 46 316
6 (-1) Pat Murphy 1055 39 262
7 (-) Don’s Deadlies 1035 40 243
8 (-) Sonya 1019 46 266
9 (-) Dermot G 983 29 270
10 (-) Mairead 961 48 226
11 (-) Dermot Mc 911 22 241
12 (-) Pats Vultures 882 28 249
13 (-) Donies Dynamos 762 25 165
14 (-) Donal G 684 13 154
11 mai 08 Inter-Transfer Leaderboard

Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
1 (-) Mikes Magicians 1224 43 361
2 (-) Ola’s Eagles 1136 37 336
3 (-) Hammer XI 1071 35 329
4 (+1) Dans Macs 1056 44 314
5 (-1) Shaybees 1073 30 310
6 (-) Dermot G 983 29 270
7 (+2) Sonya 1017 44 264
8 (-1) Pat Murphy 1053 37 260
9 (-1) Pats Vultures 880 26 247
10 (+1) Don’s Deadlies 1035 40 243
11 (-1) Dermot Mc 911 22 241
12 (-) Mairead 961 48 226
13 (+1) Donies Dynamos 762 25 165
14 (-1) Donal G 684 13 154
11 mai 08 Weeks Top Teams
Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
Mairead 961 48 226
Sonya 1017 44 264
Dans Macs 1056 44 314
Mikes Magicians 1224 43 361
Don’s Deadlies 1035 40 243
Pat Murphy 1053 37 260
Ola’s Eagles 1136 37 336
Hammer XI 1071 35 329
Shaybees 1073 30 310
Dermot G 983 29 270
Pats Vultures 880 26 247
Donies Dynamos 762 25 165
Dermot Mc 911 22 241
Donal G 684 13 154

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12 May 2008

May 11, 2008

The very last day of the season *sob*.

These are the preliminary scores for the afternoons work, and there are still some battles being played out. There will be some assists and some other adjustments to the scores (on http://www.youthemanager.com … not by me) in the next few days. It’s all important because Shay is only 2 measly points ahead of the Hammers. Also sensationally, Dan Macs have leaped over Pat Murphy to take fifth spot and  pride of place, but again by only 3 points, so that may change.

hopefully the final final scores will be in tomorrow or the day after.

11 mai 08 Overall Leaderboard
Position (change) Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
1 (-) Mikes Magicians 1224 43 361
2 (-) Ola’s Eagles 1136 37 336
3 (-) Shaybees 1073 30 310
4 (-) Hammer XI 1071 35 329
5 (+1) Dans Macs 1056 44 314
6 (-1) Pat Murphy 1053 37 260
7 (-) Don’s Deadlies 1035 40 243
8 (-) Sonya 1017 44 264
9 (-) Dermot G 983 29 270
10 (-) Mairead 961 48 226
11 (-) Dermot Mc 911 22 241
12 (-) Pats Vultures 880 26 247
13 (-) Donies Dynamos 762 25 165
14 (-) Donal G 684 13 154
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5 May 2008

May 4, 2008

The penultimate week has seen Shay making a dive for the line in an effort to oust DJ from third position, with a massive 23 point turn-around to pass DJ by a mere seven points … until next Sunday when all the last games are played. Now DJ has to hope that he doesn’t do the same thing next week and leave in Pat Murphy while he’s slowing up as he comes to the finish line.

This weekend has seen both Don and Dermot G edge away from their better halves…. but they’re not in the clear yet! We all know that women are liable to do anything !!!! (i’d better hide now 😉 )

In the Inter-transfer … well, embarrassingly so, I’m now 19 points ahead in that competition too, and unless Ola pulls some Polish magic out of her Leczebnik (charm book) … I’ll survive there next week too … thought I may be a newt at that stage! Also, I’m kinda wondering what to do with all this prize money now (that is if i ever get to see it (there’s a presumption of victory if I ever saw one) … hmmm €80 doesn’t go far on a dozen people.

Monday nights match (Newcastle v Chelsea) sees very few players in anyones teams togging out, so there’s not going to be many changes … chances are i’m not going to change my commentary after Monday night. I will however update the scores on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Of course next week is going to have some strange scoring too because managers are going to be trying out some of their lesser players in the top flight to see how they get on, so don’t expect any spectacular scores next week.

One final thing as well … Dan has promised revenge for some picture that I posted up of him … so get cracking on it … all submissions greatly appreciated … by Dan !

5 mai 08 Overall Leaderboard
Position (change) Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
1 (-) Mikes Magicians 1181 38 318
2 (-) Ola’s Eagles 1099 23 299
3 (+1) Shaybees 1043 40 280
4 (-1) Hammer XI 1036 17 294
5 (-) Pat Murphy 1016 25 223
6 (-) Dans Macs 1012 36 270
7 (-) Don’s Deadlies 995 33 203
8 (-) Sonya 973 23 220
9 (-) Dermot G 954 35 241
10 (-) Mairead 913 15 178
11 (-) Dermot Mc 889 23 219
12 (-) Pats Vultures 854 23 221
13 (-) Donies Dynamos 737 25 140
14 (-) Donal G 671 12 141

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28 April 2008

April 27, 2008

It’s the first week in a long time that we’ve had no change in positions in the main leaderboard.  The season has gone on so long now that there seems to be a little bit of space between all the teams now, and bar some exceptionally good … or bad scoring, then not many positions are going to change between now and the next two weeks.

… will update commentry later.

27 avr. 08 Overall Leaderboard
Position (change) Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
1 (-) Mikes Magicians 1143 24 280
2 (-) Ola’s Eagles 1076 19 276
3 (-) Hammer XI 1019 22 277
4 (-) Shaybees 1003 26 240
5 (-) Pat Murphy 991 19 198
6 (-) Dans Macs 976 23 234
7 (-) Don’s Deadlies 962 17 170
8 (-) Sonya 950 16 197
9 (-) Dermot G 919 28 206
10 (-) Mairead 898 15 163
11 (-) Dermot Mc 866 27 196
12 (-) Pats Vultures 831 19 198
13 (-) Donies Dynamos 712 9 115
14 (-) Donal G 659 18 129

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20 April 2008

April 20, 2008

Now that we’ve got the photos of Dans presentation and celebrations of his inter-transfer victory out of the way, we can get beck to the mundane business of finishing out the very last few weeks of this season. This is the fourth last week, and the jostling for positions is as intense as ever.

The Magicians again managed to pull something out of the bag this week. With all his players back playing again, goals from Santa Cruz, Agbonglahor, and Petrov … and a clean sheet from Pepe Reine, on 37 points, they were the only team in the thirties this week. Sixty points ahead, three games left, he’s beginning to finally feel assured of the ultimate glory for the season. The Eagles slipped up this week only managing an average score of 22 points, but they maintain their sixty point lead over the Hammers in third place.

Most teams scored around the 20 points for the week, but Shaybee used the opportunity to move into fourth place and into the money at the expense of Pat Murphys team of inexperienced boys (Alan Hansen said of them “You’ll never win anything with kids” … how right he was …. 😉 ) The Hammers were not looking too convincing this weekend and now see themselves with only 16 points to spare over fourth place. there’s nothing in it there.

Dermot and Máiréad both played out a stalemate this weekend with sixteen points a piece. Don gave up another four points to Sonya this weekend. (do that for the next three weeks and she’ll scrape past him by a single point!

The Vultures recent surge to life ground to a halt this weekend scoring only 11 points, and putting his hopes of catching Dermot Mc’s lads in jeopardy. Thirty points in three weeks, it’s still possible, though Dermot Mc may be looking at trying to catch Mairead who is 40 points ahead.

The last Inter-Transfer competition is hotting up as it also comes to an end with only two points separating the Eagles, Magicians and Hammers on top of the table. It’s going to be a doing dong battle for the last piece of silverware for the season.

update 21-Apr: Lots of assists came in on the scores today. I’ve updated the tables below.

20 Apr 08 Overall Leaderboard
Position (change) Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
1 (-) Mikes Magicians 1119 41 256
2 (-) Ola’s Eagles 1057 26 257
3 (-) Hammer XI 997 25 255
4 (+1) Shaybees 977 29 214
5 (-1) Pat Murphy 972 23 179
6 (-) Dans Macs 953 27 211
7 (-) Don’s Deadlies 945 22 153
8 (-) Sonya 934 26 181
9 (-) Dermot G 891 16 178
10 (-) Mairead 883 20 148
11 (-) Dermot Mc 839 23 169
12 (-) Pats Vultures 812 15 179
13 (-) Donies Dynamos 703 14 106
14 (-) Donal G 641 22 111

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Victory Celebrations for Dan

April 15, 2008

Dan had been onto me in a recent comment wondering why he looked so glum in the photo I in the recent post about his Inter-Transfer victory:

Where did you get that god awful picture of me? I demand that be taken down and a much nicer picture of me put up…surely there’s one of me drunk from last years night at the dogs

So i went back to my photo’s from the night of the presentation, and at first I was reluctant to release this photo of him drunk later on that night, getting maybe a little too carried away with some of his ‘friends’, but he has asked for it himself. I guess the excitement of the day had gotten to him and he had to sit down in front of his friends. All the same, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves in what sure looks like a wild night out. I’m not sure how he was the following morning.

update: I’ve had to make a slight modification because Dan wasn’t too happy in the light he was being portrayed in … but who is ever happy with the pictures I manage to root out. So just to give you an idea of the wild night he was having after his victory, you can see the picture below.

click the picture!

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14 April 2008

April 14, 2008

It was a big weekend for the teams on top of the table. Man United look odds on now to collect their second league title in a row., thought there’s one game left before the final scores for the week can be counted. Wigan V Chelsea tonight really should see the Chelsea players pick up a few more points, but there’s not too many Chelsea or Wigan players left on peoples teams.

Updated 11pm 14-Apr: WHHOOOOOO  HOOOOOOOOOO! Chelsea only drew tonight and have virtually handed the league title to United. Now that I’ve gotten that little rant off my back, I can get back to business here. The magicians like United are holding their own on top of the table. Now only 4 games left and 47 points ahead, it’s looking more and more likely as the weeks pass that it’s all done and dusted at this stage.

Similarly the Eagles and the Hammers XI have strengthened their positions in second and third. It looks at this stage that unless there’s a momentous change of fortunes for some of the other teams, Pat ‘daddy’ Murphy and Shay Byrne are going to battle it out for the last paying spot of fourth place.

One time leaders -the Deadlies have now slumped to seventh position, mainly due to his lack of one Christiano Ronaldo, but what’s worse for his point of view is that he has lost another 12 points to Sonya and he’s now got only 15 points of breathing space now. Likewise Dermot lost 5 points to Mairead, and is now only 12 ahead of her. 4 weeks of nerves ahead for some, but it’s at the end when the cream really comes to the top.

14 avr. 08 Overall Leaderboard
Position (change) Team Name Total Week Inter-Trans
1 (-) Mikes Magicians 1078 44 215
2 (-) Ola’s Eagles 1031 42 231
3 (-) Hammer XI 972 46 230
4 (+1) Pat Murphy 949 38 156
5 (-1) Shaybees 948 34 185
6 (+1) Dans Macs 926 44 184
7 (-1) Don’s Deadlies 923 24 131
8 (-) Sonya 908 36 155
9 (-) Dermot G 875 26 162
10 (-) Mairead 863 31 128
11 (-) Dermot Mc 816 22 146
12 (-) Pats Vultures 797 32 164
13 (-) Donies Dynamos 689 11 92
14 (-) Donal G 619 20 89

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